SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Oswego State wrestling squad placed fifth with 74 points out of 18 teams at the Doug Parker Invitational hosted by Springfield College on Saturday. Blake Fisher was the top Laker finisher as he placed second at 149 pounds after falling to Jon Stillo of Centenary, 2-1, in the championship bout. Brockport garned first-place honors with 102.5 points.
Fisher started his run with a pin of Stevens’ Joseph Owens in 4:15 before winning his next two matches. He defeated Corey Paulish, who was ranked seventh nationally, 5-4, to earn the right to face Jon Stillo of Centenary in the championship match where he fell 2-1.
Scott McGregor won his first day of the match at 133 pounds over Eric Palmer of Stevens 7-0, but fell to Wesleyan’s Maika Nagata 3-0 in the next round to move into the wrestleback bracket. McGregor responded by winning his next five matches, including a pin against Mike Trask of Plymouth in 1:51, before earning third place by medical default.
At 141 pounds, Chris Payne started the meet by pinning Derek Juchnik of Roger Williams in 4:50 and went on to win the next two matches before suffering a loss. In the wrestleback bracket, Payne defeating Marcus Holmes of Centenary, 6-5, and Corey Kozimor of Springfield, 6-2, before losing to Michael Trasso of Rhode Island College, 4-0.
Marc Collins advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 165-pound weight class courtesy of a major decision and a pin before posting a loss. Collins recorded two more wins in the wrestleback bracket with another pin and a 2-1 victory, but fell to Centenary’s Matt Regan, 5-3, to end the day.
In the 174-pound weight class, Cameron Mills suffered a first-round loss, but stormed through the wrestleback with two pins to compete in the third-place match. Mills defeated Brandon Sundwall of Springfield, 3-0, to take third place honors.
The Lakers return to the mat on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the RIT Invitational.